Having bagged the T20I series 2-1, Team India heads into a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The first of the 3 ODIs will be held on January 10 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, and the pitch report for the fixture is shared herein.
The inclusion of King Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma has bolstered the Men in Blue. Though Shanaka and co. had fought neck to neck in the T20 internationals, beating the hosts in the 50-over format will be a huge challenge for the Lankan Lions.
Both teams will be wanting to get their combinations right and dominate the series to inspire some confidence ahead of ODI WC 2023.
Barsapara Cricket Stadium Guwahati Pitch Report
The seamers can trouble the batsman with disciplined lines in the first 10 overs. However, the horizontal movement dies after it and the proper belter of a pitch allows the batters to dominate the proceedings.
Dew settles in during the second innings and the bowlers struggle to contain runs even further as the match progresses.
Hence, opting to bowl first is a sensible decision at Barsapara Cricket Stadium Guwahati.
Guwahati Ground Records and Weather Forecast
Only a solitary ODI has been hosted at the Guwahati Stadium in the past. India was successful in chasing a mammoth 323-run target set by the Caribbeans with 47 balls to spare in an affair that saw three hundred in 2018.
|ODIs won Batting First||00|
|ODIs won Batting 2nd||01|
Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma have a ton each to their name with the latter leading the run-scoring charts at Barsapara Cricket Stadium. Yuzvendra Chahal has been the most successful bowler at Guwahati.
|Most Runs||Rohit Sharma (152*)|
|Most Wickets||Yuzvendra Chahal (3)|
The first IND vs SL ODI will begin at 1:30 P.M. IST. Temperatures during game time are expected to range between 25° Celsius to 16° Celsius and the weather should permit an uninterrupted match. Though the chances of rainfall are next to none, humidity (predicted 71%) might be an issue for the players.